Search Results: "M.L. Herring"


BOOK REVIEW

ELLIE'S LOG by Judith L.  Li
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Still, this combination of science and storytelling models good nature journaling and would be a helpful addition to a home or classroom in the region where such work is being encouraged. (suggested reading) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
After a huge tree falls in the forest behind her home, fifth-grader Ellie explores the area with her classmate Ricky, mapping and sketching and learning about what lives, dies and changes there. Read full book review >

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RED HERRING by Archer Mayor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"Compassionate by nature, self-schooled to be tough when he needs to be, the sage of Brattleboro is as usual a pleasure to spend time with."
Joe Gunther (The Price of Malice, 2009, etc.) pursues a vindictive killer and pays heavily for catching him. Read full book review >

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HERRING GIRL by Debbie Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A great book for historical fiction readers, if they can wade through the present day to get there."
Past lives meet modern psychology in this surprising novel that brings the history of English fishing to life. Read full book review >

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MINK AND RED HERRING by A.J. Liebling
Released: June 23, 1949

"There's some pretty brilliant stuff here, which is very funny too, but one questions whether the no longer topical interest in many of the subjects scored may not limit the appeal of the volume."
Sub-titled "The Wayward Pressman's Casebook", these articles- all of which originally appeared in The New Yorker, comprise a fairly precise and perforating investigation of the infallibility of written words- in this case those of the press. Read full book review >

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THE RED HERRING by Sally Spencer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2002

"Spencer's finest hour: a tightly plotted puzzler with surprises at every turn."
October 1962: Whitebridge, Lancashire, waits with the rest of the world in fear. Read full book review >

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A RED HERRING WITHOUT MUSTARD by Alan Bradley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"A splendid romp through 1950s England led by the world's smartest and most incorrigible preteen."
Oh, to be 11 again and pal around with irresistible wunderkind Flavia de Luce. Read full book review >

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MR. BOHM AND THE HERRING by Peter Cohen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"An offbeat tale, worth trying with children who also like to wonder. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mr. Bohm, whimsically depicted as an oddly shaped little man with vacant spectacles and an anxious brow, likes to ponder childlike questions: Why does the dog choose that tree? Read full book review >

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"A heartfelt, thoughtfully constructed read that explores practical, self-driven solutions to common challenges and habits."
This debut self-help book by a psychotherapist explores the human experience of suffering and how readers may mitigate it to experience more joy and peace. Read full book review >

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HER MAJESTY'S MISCHIEF by Peg Herring
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 2015

"Simon's third is once again long on historical detail, short on mystery."
An apothecary and a queen combine their diverse skills to find a killer. Read full book review >

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HER HIGHNESS’ FIRST MURDER by Peg Herring
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2010

"Elizabeth and Simon are believable sleuths in a promising volume rich in historical detail and intended as the first of a series."
Herring (Macbeth's Niece, 2007, etc.) pairs a future queen and a physician's son to hunt down a depraved murderer. Read full book review >

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DJUNA by Phillip Herring
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"As elusive as Barnes's writings, but not as artistically satisfying. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The author of Joyce's Uncertainty Principle (not reviewed) sketchily profiles a lesser-known modernist: the acerbically witty author of Nightwood. Read full book review >

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THE LADY FLIRTS WITH DEATH by Peg Herring
Released: May 15, 2013

"Simon's third appearance (Her Highness' First Murder, 2010, etc.) is less notable for mystery than for historical detail."
Being a friend to both a royal and a crook can be a dangerous pastime. Read full book review >